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Bill's Terrace Inn

200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
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Ranked #5 of 62 restaurants in Essex
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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24 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

So, let me start with the positives. We were both born and raised in Baltimore and have been eating crabs for our entire lives. These were THE best crabs that I have ever had in my life! They were absolutely perfectly steamed. The meat was firm, glossy, and white, as it should be. Every single crab was heavy, although apparently... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

have been eating here since 1999, met the owner at a Ruth Chris Steakhouse visited his crabhouse 2 weeks later there,s a reason that Orioles & Ravens players eat here ALL the time place is always packed with celebrities & locals reasonable prices,plan on a wait, but it is worth every minute

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Found Bills about three years ago after tiring of the typical touristy spots in Baltimore. Bills is an old fashioned crab house frequented by locals. It is all about the crabs and they are the best that I didn't steam myself. Yes, I grew up in MD and now travel to the area from Boston about four times a year.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I visited Mr. Bills for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The Seasoning is out of this world! Hands down the best crabs I have had in a very long time and I can't wait to go back for more!

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Newark, New Jersey
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

YUMMY crabs. Expensive, though. Just an excellent crab house. I do have to say that Schultz's crab house down the street has better tasting crabs. Sorry, Bill!

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Baltimore, MD
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Bill's Terrace Inn is touted to be one of "Baltimore's Best" - NO WAY!! My first (and last) visit to this restaurant, I ordered Cream of Crab Soup - found more shells in the soup than crabmeat & what crabmeat was there was mostly claw meat!! I also ordered 1/2 dozen LARGE steamed crabs & the first one off the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Had heard rave reviews on this place & was excited to go. We were told to wait in bar area for a booth & tables were seated very slowly one at a time. The booth we were given was sticky & covered with crumbs- total appetite kill. Tried to wipe off seats in booth (hostess just stared) & crumbs were... More

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Whippany, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are looking for Crabs in the Baltimore area, you MUST come to Bill's. These are "The BEST" Crabs you will ever have. Is the place perfect no. It ain't the Ritz, but if you are down for a good ol crab eating on brown paper on the table and a roll of paper towels as napkins you are... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Crabs go from good to great. Owner is a bad person, ask around locally, you'll hear. Waitresses are hit or miss, some are good/great servers, but I have also had a couple very, very bad experiences. Bad enough to the point, that I do not come here anymore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I went to Bill's a couple of weeks ago and the crabs were AMAZING. Don't get me wrong, they are always great, but these sweet and meaty crabs really set the bar this time! After a friend and I ate our deIicious crabs and Jumbo steamed shrimp, we stayed to watch the ravens game at the bar, which had great... More

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